KGNU Presents

KGNU Presents events are a curated set concerts and partnerships that get KGNU’s stamp of approval. Enjoy some great live music!

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KGNU Presents The Sensational Barnes Brothers with Wes Watkins

Levitt Pavilion Denver 1380 West Florida Avenue, Denver

Part of the Levitt Free Summer Concert Series! The Sensational Barnes Brothers are a musical blend of old and new, a real gem in the gospel/soul scene. As PopMatters states, “The brothers run through a spectrum of moods and modes in their gospel soul, often bridging the gap between, say, […]

KGNU Presents GoGo Penguin

BOULDER THEATER 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO

Manchester-based leftfield piano trio perform music from their forthcoming Blue Note Records release A Humdrum Star (Feb 9 2018). Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. It’s music for the heart, head […]

KGNU Presents Nourished by Time

Larimer Lounge 2721 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

Nourished By Time follows up his 2023 critically-acclaimed, breakout album Erotic Probiotic 2 with his debut EP on XL Recordings: Catching Chickens, set for physical release on May 3rd. Written between 2022 - 2023 in his home studio in Baltimore, and along his world travels this past year, Catching Chickens […]

KGNU Presents The Grammy Award-Winning Rebirth Brass Band

Velvet Elk Lounge Boulder

Ages 21+ (no exceptions). For almost 4 decades, the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning” fans with a fiery live show and a rich musical catalog. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, […]

MAS and KGNU Presents: Curtis Stewart

Savoy Denver 2700 Arapahoe Street, Denver

All ages welcome. Beer, wine & cocktails: 21+ with ID. Doors 7pm. Praised for “combining omnivory and brilliance” (The New York Times), four-time GRAMMY Award-nominated violinist and composer Curtis Stewart translates stories of self determination to the concert stage. As a solo violinist, composer, Artistic Director of the American Composers […]

KGNU Presents Covenhoven

Roots Music Project Boulder

Acclaimed indie artist Covenhoven brings his layered acoustic arrangements and emotive songcraft, performing tracks from his latest release.

KGNU Presents Chain Station

Globe Hall 4483 Logan Street, Denver, CO, United States

A night of Colorado bluegrass with Good for Nothin Thunder Mountain Boys supporting.

KGNU Presents Colorado’s Finest Underground Hip Hop feat. Aceyalone

Fox Theatre 1135 13th st, Boulder, CO, United States

It's another tremendous round of underground hip hop all in one night at the legendary Fox Theatre. Aceyalone heads up a night of Colorado rappers including Mike Wird, Indigenous Peoples, Magnificent Wingspan and more. Eddie Hayes, better known by his stage name Aceyalone, is an American rapper. He is a […]

KGNU Presents Chali 2na and Cut Chemist

Levitt Pavilion Denver 1380 West Florida Avenue, Denver

Chali 2na and Cut Chemist have been inseparable for 35 years. It all started in 1987 when they formed their first group UNITY Committee just a couple years after Chali move from Chicago to Los Angeles. In 1994 they combined forces with local rap group Rebels Of Rhythm to form […]

KGNU Presents Steep Canyon Rangers

BOULDER THEATER 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO

Heralds of the Carolina sound for more than two decades, Steep Canyon Rangers find themselves in a unique seat at the table for their new release, Morning Shift, released September 8, 2023. On this record, the GRAMMY-winners tell stories that both honor their roots, and expand upon the living art […]

KGNU Presents Denver Reggae Ram Jam Party feat. Mighty Mystic

Herman's Hideaway 1578 S Broadway, Denver

Mighty Mystic Justust and The Limits Rootz Within Boom Roots Mighty Mystic is a Jamaican-born, Somerville, Massachusetts-based reggae artist. He is the younger brother to current Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Born in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, he moved to Boston at the age of nine with his family. He began […]

KGNU Presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo

BOULDER THEATER 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO

The year 2023 marks the 63rd anniversary of Joseph Shabalala forming Ladysmith Black Mambazo. His group would not only conquer all of South Africa, but would become a worldwide phenomenon, winning more GRAMMY Awards (Five), and receiving more GRAMMY Award nominations (Nineteen), than any World Music group in the history […]

KGNU Presents – Melissa Carper with Lonesome Heroes

Larimer Lounge 2721 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

In the Spring of 2023, Carper went back to East Nashville's Bomb Shelter — the same "analog wonderland" where she'd recorded Ramblin' Soul and its predecessor, Daddy's Country Gold, and enlisted the help of her trusted co-producers — Dennis Crouch and Andrija Tokic. "Borned In Ya" would become the title […]

KGNU Presents jjuujjuu with Spoon Bender

Larimer Lounge 2721 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

JJUUJJUU is a rotating ensemble of domestic & international collaborators, wrangled by Los Angeles based musician, Phil Pirrone. He began his career as a touring musician at the age of 15, playing bass. In 2011, Pirrone borrowed an SG and a DL4 and began his exploration of recording looped based […]

KGNU Presents Digable Planets

BOULDER THEATER 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO

Digable Planets burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their Grammy-winning single, “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”. Made up of Ishmael Butler (“Butterfly”), Craig Irving (“Doodlebug”) and Mary Ann Vieira (“Ladybug Mecca”), the trio carved out a unique style of jazz-informed Hip Hop. Shortly after, Digable Planets followed […]

KGNU Presents All My Relations Celebration

Levitt Pavilion Denver 1380 West Florida Avenue, Denver

This is a Free Event, with VIP ticket options. The 2nd Annual All My Relations Celebration is set for Saturday, August 10th! Join us for another stacked lineup featuring contemporary and traditional music, dance, and art by Spencer Battiest & Doc Native (Choctaw, Seminole), TBA artist, and Melissa Ivey (Taino, […]

KGNU Presents Mountain Grass Unit

Bluebird Theater Denver

The Mountain Grass Unit consists of three Birmingham pickers, Drury Anderson (mandolin and vocals), Luke Black (acoustic guitar and banjo), and Sam Wilson (upright bass). The Mountain Grass Unit has played music festivals, private functions and multiple music venues, playing bluegrass tunes and adding a bluegrass touch to country, jazz, […]

KGNU Presents RHYE (acoustic)

Bluebird Theater 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

A mosaic of emotive piano keys, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, RHYE find humanity in musicality. Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos, and that distinctive falsetto. Following the runaway online success of two initial singles, […]

KGNU Presents Peter Rowan & Sam Grisman Project play Old & In The Way and more

Gothic Theatre 3263 S Broadway, Englewood

Peter Rowan has traveled down the musical path with an open mind, with an innate curiosity that has led him to find his muse while following many a sonic side road. He was one of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the mid-1960s and a member of the influential Old […]

KGNU Presents Don Chicharrón Album Release with Gio Chamba, Fuya Fuya

Mercury Cafe 2199 California Street, Denver

Don Chicharrón plays and pays homage to Chicha, the sonic result of Peruvian artists mixing the various aural stylings of their day: ‘60s psychedelia, Andean traditional folk melodies, and Afro-Cuban cumbia rhythms. Formed by Peruvian-American, Aldo Pantoja, Don Chicharrón filters its brand of Chicha through the songwriting influences of its […]

KGNU Presents DakhaBrakha

BOULDER THEATER 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO

DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, […]

KGNU Presents L’Impératrice

Ogden Theatre 935 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado

L'Impératrice’s debut album arrived in 2018 all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. “Impératrice” is French for “Empress”, and if their moniker is the most difficult thing to grasp for anglophones, then musically there’s nothing that doesn’t translate. The Parisians draw from a range of genres, from 70s space […]

KGNU Presents Julian Lage

Gothic Theatre 3263 S Broadway, Englewood

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 31, the New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific […]

KGNU Presents Parra for Cuva with ORBIT

Bluebird Theater 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

Parra for Cuva's sonic identity can be encapsulated in a single word: Wanderlust. Renowned for a distinct sense of worldliness, his music, combined with stunning visuals, creates a magical realm where the resonance of Caribbean steel drums may intertwine with ancient Zimbabwean instruments and transports the listener to distant lands. […]

KGNU Presents – Boris, Performing “Amplifier Worship”

Bluebird Theater 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

In an effort to sublimate the negative energy surrounding everyone in 2020, legendary Japanese heavy rock band Boris focused all of their energy creatively and turned out the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, NO. The band self-released the album, desiring to get it out as […]

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